Scientific Name: Procavia capensis

Found In: Sub-Saharan Africa and northeast Africa, being discontinuously distributed from Senegal through southern Algeria, Libya and Egypt to central and southern Africa

Size: Weighs 4 to 11 lbs

Diet: The Rock Hyrax diet comprises of a variety of grasses, forbs and shrubs, with a predilection for new shoots, buds, fruits and berries

Threat Level: Least Concern – There are no major threats to this species. However, it is hunted locally, and may have been eradicated in some smaller localities.

Facts: Hyraxes live in colonies of up to 50 members.

Virginia Zoo Hyrax: male Boulder, female Opal